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Dec 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
thanks to apps that help us find the bargains. >>> the web site for obamacare has been undergoing repairs. engineers have fixed 400 bugs. the health care web site can handle up to 800,000 users a day. the response time has dropped from eight seconds to one second. >> we have a much more stable system that's reliably open for business. at the end of the day we need high system up time so consumers can seek information, fill out applications, shop and enroll. the error rate is less than 1%. >>> california lawmakers will have extra cash this holiday season. they are getting a raise. some are refusing to take it. >> wallets in sacramento are fatter today. lawmakers are getting a raise amounting to more than 5%. the state citizen compensation commission approved it in june. >> that's after we took a 23% cut. >> that commission cut lawmakers pay during the recession. senator hill cut his own even more. this is done by an independant third party evaluation and committee that sets the standards and they can raise the pay or lower it in times when times were tough. >> but 12 members won't accept t
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
for obamacare but will the newly fixed website hold up to all the traffic he [[man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] of using toothpaste to clean a denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why dentists recommend polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. >>> we have just learned that a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash last night in san francisco was a co-host of the hgtv show "curb appeal," hit by a director around 8:30 last night. beckweather was taken to san francisco general but died from the injuries. the driver is cooperating with the investigation. >> developing news on the crash that killed "fas
Dec 8, 2013 7:30am PST
talking to about everything from obamacare to immigration reform. that's something he has held near and dear to his heart since he came to office. where are we? are we going to be able to pull that off? >> that's right. >>> we'll also be talking about the building boom. you have seen san francisco's exploding skyline. therefore there are cranes everywhere. >> that's right. it will lead to incredible increase in population in san francisco and the entire region. we'll talk about what this means for people in brent wood, fremont, all across the bay area. >>> workers are demanding a hike to the minimum wage. president obama weighed in on this. now we have local leaders weighing in on this. phil you have an interview with some of them. >> first let's take a step outside because you probably noticed it's really cold. it has been for several days and the cold snap will continue. we are taking a live look outside. you can see the bay bridge. it looks nice but again jacket and scarf weather. you see the temperatures are in the 20s in some spots. otherwise we're making it up to the upper 30s
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
: obamacare faces another legal battle as the white house starts a three- week public relations campaign to re-market the affordable care act. >> pam: andrew spencer reports some institutions want to make sure the health care reforms don't infringe on their religious freedoms. >> reporter:the university of notre dame fines for failing to provide employees with insurance plans that cover birth control -- even though contraception runs counter to the teachings of catholicism. >> reporter:the catholic university is re-filing its lawsuit just as the obama administration starts a three-week media blitz to re-market the affordable care act and encourage more people to sign up. >> reporter:.but ultimately, this will all be decided in court. the supreme court will decide whether private companies can refuse to offer certain insurance benefits -- but their ruling isn't expected until well into next year. >> reporter: cited such lawsuits -- as well as the botched roll-out of healthcare-dot-gov -- as evidence the affordable care act won't work. >>"this bill is fundamentally flawed, causing people to lose
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
is covered republican side covered health care loaded with information criticizing obamacare. democrats say there is enough confusion about signing up without republicans adding to it. republicans counter that hard working americans have hard questions about the affordable care act and they're just providing answers the bottom line? the only place to sign up online is at this millions of apps were not enough. there is another way to use your smart phone. a device let's you watch live tv on your phone or tablet. called audio vox, using an antenna to receive tv over air waves. usa today says interest tl is one draw back >> there is just too few station choices now. >> so what does he know? really? >> abc7, sells for owe $130 but no monthly fees. >> who do you think spends more money at victoria's secret? here is a question. men or women? a former employee employee let the secret out saying that is because men feel awkward among lacy under wear, they'll buy expensive linger yeah just to get out of there quickly. do you that to hang around. >> thank you. thank you
Dec 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
for obamacare at a miami health center, the web site put her on hold. "we need you to wait" the site advised "so we can make sure there's room for you." it was her third attempt at signing up. >> very frustrating for me because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> reporter: the "need you to wait" prompt is a new feature of when the system is overloaded, it puts applicants in a queue and promises an e-mail when it's their turn. but despite promise it is web site could handle 50,000 users at the same time, the queuing system was turned on today at approximately 35,000 users. officials said they had to maximize the smooth user experience of those who applied first. there are also potential problems for the thousands who have signed up for new plans. officials are just now building the system for how insurance companies will be paid and the companies say their enrollments are slow because of bad information coming from the government. robert zirkelbach is with america's health insurance plans, the main lobbying group for
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
reluctant to do, especially younger people. officials hope with obamacare more people will have a chance to see a doctor and that could help move the city closer to zero. >> something else, too, is that the medications are so good right now and treatment is getting so much better that a lot of people just kind of let it slide by. >> you've got to take them consistently and that is one of the issues that's going to be difficult for them to get to zero. >> joe vazquez, thank you. >>> oakland city council member libby schaaf is jumping into the race to unseat mayor jean quan. she holds the old seat on the city col on the city's crime problem. a recent chamber of commerce poll found 70% of oaklanders rate crime as their top priority. >> i think oakland can do better. oaklanders deserve to have the police come when they call, that the city can be safe. >> the same poll found just 5% of voters say they would vote for quan again. >>> coming up trash into treasure, bay area artists are turning illegally dumped junk into something beautiful. >> those cyber monday deals could cost you, what you ma
Dec 4, 2013 4:30am PST
the economic benefits of the affordable care act. >>> 80,000 californians have signed up for obamacare. kpix 5 is gathering experts for a hotline. representatives will be here at kpix 5 all day today to answer your questions. simply call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and the number is 1-888-5-helps- u. >>> all right. 4:41 now. and unbelievable rescue caught on tape. how the man survived under water for days after his boat sank in the atlantic. >> and a mystery tipper is spreading the wealth at bay area restaurants. the message that he leaves behind along with thousands of dollars. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, underwater for almost 3 day. after his tugboa >>> check this amazing video of an underwater rescue that man trapped under water for almost three days after his tugboat sank in may. he was trapped in a four-foot square air pocket. he was then rescued and spent two days in a decompression chamber and returned home in good shape. >>> a big tipper is visiting bay area residents. who is this? kpix 5 reporter christin ayers reports. >> reporter: it began with two men having a steak dinne
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am PST
is 5:37. university of notre dame is taking on obamacare. the institution does not want to be forced to provide birth control coverage. it has filed a lawsuit claiming the requirement infringes on its religious beliefs. the law doesn't force institutions to provide coverage. instead, insurers must give employees a contraceptive option at no additional cost. notre dame considers that immoral. as for the white house, it's kicking off a three-week media blitz to get people to sign up. >> you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but -- we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> president obama took on the republican critics of the bill yesterday. he said they want it to fail. republicans say the law is flawed. >>> a site with the web address similar to the california health exchange is linked to state republicans. this is what the website looks like. its url is close to the they call it a resource guide on the affordable care act but critics call it deceptive saying the look-alike site discourages people from enrolling. 80,000 californians have signed up th
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
assembly gop caucus says it has no plans to take down what some are calling a bogus obamacare website. the site is called covering health care it name closely resembles, the official website. democratic leaders say the gop site is misleading and confusing californians seeking answers about the affordable care act. republicans say the site serves as an informational resource. >> our members have been getting questions all year long about what this complex health care law means for them. >> critics say the site is an attempt to steer people away from the legitimate insurance enrollment site and they're calling for the site to be shut down. >>> local schools are recipients of a federal grant aimed at bulking up the work force. they're awarding u.c. san francisco about $675,000. merit university and oakland is receiving more more in grant money. it's an effort to hire more nurses and other health professionals ahead of an expected surge in patients under the affordable care act. >>> back down to the bay area, a cold snap tonight along with a low temperature. some cit
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >> pam: the "obamacare" website is open and running more smoothly than ever. health care dot gov had problems starting from day one -- october first. the president vowed to fix the issues by december first. >> pam: so the obama administration enlisted the help of private sector tech talent-- and the president put management consultant jeff zients in charge of the overhaul. >> pam: 400 individual repairs later. the administration met the deadline, saying the website's error rate has fallen to "well under one percent." >>"the bottom line: on december first is night and day from where it was on october first." >> pam: the administration progress report says the site can now handle up to 800-thousand visits a day. still, more work needs to be done. officials expect a surge in traffic just before december 23rd, the last day to sign up for coverage that takes effect on january first. >> catherine: it's now been about 5 weeks since an 85- year-old palo alto man was detained by the north koreans as his vacation was wrapping up. >> catherine: the white house is now weighing in
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
, the president is trying to spread the word. >> reporter: criticism from republicans on obamacare and chronic problems to the website, president obama is set to go on offense.: president obama will spend the next three weeks making sure you know about the benefits of the affordable care act, and making sure americans know the website is up and running. >>"this law is working, and will work in the future. people want the stability of health insurance and we're gonna work on fixing whatever problems come up. >> reporter:saturday was the deadline for fixing healthcare-dot-gov. after its disastrous roll-out in october. among those fixes: a waiting room for high- traffic periods, where users have the option to be emailed to return when traffic has eased. some >> reporter:healthcare-dot- gov says more than a million people visited the website monday, with no major problems. >>"we won't be satisfied until every person who wants insurance in this country has the opportunity to purchase that. be it through the internet, through an individual, or through an insurance company, to get that access. " >> r
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am PST
you some tips and tricks to help you with this holiday shopping today. >> and the obamacare website has been under fire for not working properly. we'll tell you if the obama administration was able to meet its goal and have the website up and working smoothly by the midnight deadline. >> and investigators hope to learn what caused the train derailment in new york that killed at least four people, and injured dozens of others. we'll have the latest, coming up. >> if black friday crowds were just too much -- or black friday deals just weren't enough -- shoppers can rejoice in another big day on the retail calendar. karin caifa has tips and tricks for shopping online and with your mobile device on cyber monday, and through the rest of the season. >> cyber monday goes back to the old desktop computer. people can out how on-line and order items. to free teller said that cyber monday has not lost its luster. >> we know what it will draw. >> the retail federation says that they intend retailers will offer deals on monday. it is important to be able to separate the good deals from the great
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am PST
the bodies. >> welcome back. obamacare faces another legal battle as the white house starts a three-week public relations campaign to re-market the affordable care act. andrew spencer reports some institutions want to make sure the health care reforms don't infringe on their religious freedoms. >> even though contraceptives are part of the guilt, their art read the filing this lawsuit after three weeks the obama administration is trying to encourage more people to sign up. this was altman lebes decided in court. they will decide whether not certain companies can offer insurance. this is evidence that the affordable care act by some people will not work. >> this plan is flawed and people are losing the doctors of their choice. they're also losing their health care plans. they're having to pay higher prices. >> barack obama stated said some republicans just want to see that health care act to sale. >> if you have better ideas, let's go. we are not want to repeal this as long as i am president. maligned republicans consider to talk about everything that is negative. >> president barack
Search Results 0 to 14 of about 15 (some duplicates have been removed)